Boulder - South Staff


Alan H., R.Ph., Pharmacy Manager
Alan brings more than 20 years of experience to Pharmaca. He earned his degree in Pharmacy from the University of Colorado - Boulder in 1992. He interned and rose in ranks of pharmacist and pharmacy manager during his 14-year tenure at King Soopers. He also has worked many years in a hospital setting. He is Geriatric and Immunization Administration Certified, as well as CPR and BLS certified. He is also a consultant with Colorado State Medicaid. Alan loves to interact with all people.


Anne K., R.Ph.
Anne is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy and has practiced community pharmacy for 12 years. Since relocating to Colorado two years ago, she trained in prescription compounding at Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA) and enjoys using her pharmaceutical knowledge and creativity to work with patients and providers to solve their unique medication challenges. Bioidentical hormone therapy replacement is a primary interest, and she is excited to collaborate with other Pharmaca practitioners in the integrative medicine field.


Andrea S., Pharm.D.
Andrea is a graduate of the University of Washington and has been a community pharmacist for seven years. She received training in compounding in school and through the PCCA program for students. She is excited about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and the integrative approach to health at Pharmaca.


Winnie B., Herbalist, Lead Practitioner
Winnie completed a three-year certification in herbal medicine and nutrition at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder. She has been practicing as a certified clinical herbalist in Colorado and Pennsylvania for nine years. Winnie has worked as a vitamin buyer, bulk herb buyer and team leader overseeing the apothecary department while working for a health food store. Her training also included aromatherapy, flower essences, homeopathy and organic gardening techniques. She offers consultations in Western herbal medicine and clinical nutrition based on the Vitalist tradition, and teaches classes on herbal medicine making and whole-foods diet education.

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Helen G., Naturopath, Inventory Coordinator
Helen graduated from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (Ireland and UK) as a certified Herbalist and Naturopathic Practitioner. She has expertise in Western Herbal Medicine as well as Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic practices. She also received certification in Chinese Herbal Medicine from Guangzhou University Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. As a naturopathic practitioner she is trained in nutrition, acute homeopathy, flower essences, tissue salts, Iridology and many other naturopathic techniques. A native of Ireland, Helen grew up with a deep curiosity and passion for the many tools nature has provided to assist mankind in achieving complete wellbeing and is keen to share her knowledge and experience with others.

Whitney E.H.

Whitney Elkins-Hutten, PhD, MPH, CNW, Store Manager
Whitney earned a PhD in Holistic Nutrition from Clayton College of Natural Health as well as Master’s from Tulane School of Public Health, and is a board certified Nutrition Wellness Counselor with American Naturopathic Certification Board. She is also a certified Personal Trainer (NFPT) specializing in weight management, sports nutrition and endurance training. Whitney has been with Pharmaca for five years, and enjoys counseling customers on their nutritional needs.


Karin D., Wellness Counselor, Assistant Store Manager
For more than 50 years Karin has studied herbs, trees and mushrooms. Her areas of specialty as a German Heilpraktiker (naturopathy) were herbalism, homeopathy and Kneipp hydrotherapy. As an M.A. psychologist she is a fully trained Gestalt therapist and Karma therapist (regression work). As the European manager of OmegaTech she gained expertise in the field of nutrition and supplements, particularly omega fatty acids, amino acids and phyto-derivatives that are available today.


Marisa B., Herbalist/Nutritionist
Marisa graduated from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism as a certified clinical herbalist and certified clinical nutritionist. In her free time, she continues her studies of various medicinal herbs that aid in health and healing. With her extensive background in education, she enjoys teaching families, children and community members about the benefits of a healthy diet, supplements and the healing power of herbs.

Sarah Josey

Sarah J., Certified Herbalist and Nutritionist
Sarah has studied biochemistry at CSU and herbalism and nutrition at the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism in Boulder. She is a deep believer in the healing power of nature and is passionate about helping people find their own health through herbs and nutrition. Her interest in healing leads her to always be pursuing the latest information on health and wellness; from scientific studies to experimenting with plants on her own, she believes we can never know enough when it comes to our health.

Serena R

Serena R., Wellness Counselor
Serena enjoys working with customers to harmonize complementary remedies with individual needs. She has certificates in nutrition, body care, herbalism, Bach Flower Remedies, and Usui-Tibetan Reiki, and has studied aromatherapy. She is continuing her studies toward an Associate's Degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine with the American College of Health Sciences, and will begin a 200-hour teacher training through RMIYA this winter.

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Laeh Benyamin, MH, CNC
Laeh, a native Coloradoan, has more than 10 years of experience in the traditional Western and alternative Eastern medical fields. After earning her certifications as a master herbalist and nutritional consultant from the International School of Esthetics, she ran a successful private practice in alternative medicine, herbalism and nutritional counseling in Denver, Colo. Now a resident of Lyons, Colorado, she hopes to aid her community and customers in making informed choices in alternative health care for a happier, healthier life.

Julie M

Julie M., MS, RD
Julie is a certified herbalist and holds a Master’s degree in nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. She has been involved in the field of nutrition for 20 years, having started work in a conservative hospital setting as a registered dietitian. Upon completion of her herbal certification she began her career in complementary health and worked for years in research and development for a professional line of nutrition supplements. She has instructed many online nutrition classes and has continued a private practice throughout her career. Her business, The Gluten Free Bistro, is the culmination of years of nutrition experience and living gluten-free combined with a genuine desire to provide a nutritious product for the celiac and gluten-intolerant communities.

Alexandra L

Federica R., Esthetician
Federica has been very passionate about studying and working in the field of holistic health and holistic skin care for more than 20 years. Internationally trained as an esthetician and massage therapist, she also graduated from the North American Institute of Medical Herbalism as a certified clinical herbalist and certified clinical nutritionist. She is a graduate of Bauman College’s natural chef program. She is now available again for consultation in our Boulder stores.